Lot 255 - 1990 Bentley Turbo R
|Odometer reading||98,471 miles|
|Estimate||£9,000 - £12,000|
|Result||Sold - £11,200|
- Later alloy wheels
- 21 stamps in the service book
Manufactured from 1985 to 1997 with a total of 7,230 built in the 12 year production period, the Bentley Turbo R was a high performance luxury vehicle built at Crewe. The ‘R’ stood for ‘Roadholding’ to set it apart from its predecessor, the Mulsanne and also sported a revised suspension with wider tyres on alloy wheels, a first for a Bentley. The suspension changes, although seemingly subtle, transformed the soft and less than well-controlled ride of the Mulsanne into that of a real performer. This was achieved by increasing the anti-roll bar rates in the front and rear and by increasing the damping. A Panhard rod to anchor the rear suspension was also introduced, reducing side-to-side movement in corners. The Turbo R was sold alongside the Mulsanne Turbo for a short time although the Mulsanne was taken out of production in 1985. For the 1987 model year, the Turbo R received anti-lock brakes and Bosch fuel injection replacing the Solex carburettors.
This Turbo R is finished in the delightful colour combination of Midnight Blue with parchment interior, piped in blue and with blue carpets. Originally registered on 1st August 1990 and supplied by Appleyard in Rippon, this well looked after Bentley has 21 stamps in the service books. The interior of a Bentley is an area of beauty with lots of space, leather and walnut. Benefitting from later type alloy wheels, this Bentley has spent some of the latter years in Ireland although was repatriated around two years ago. Also fitted with a sporty mesh grille, a badge bar and new front tyres this Bentley is supplied with a V5C registration document and an MoT test certificate valid until July 2019, together with the original handbooks, this Turbo R represents superb value for money.
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